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How do you plan for a risk assessment?

New Member

In general, determine:

  • What the scope of your risk assessment will be (e.g., be specific about what you are assessing such as the lifetime of the product, the physical area where the work activity takes place, or the types of hazards).
  • The resources needed (e.g., train a team of individuals to carry out the assessment, the types of information sources, etc.).
  • What type of risk analysis measures will be used (e.g., how exact the scale or parameters need to be in order to provide the most relevant evaluation).
  • Who are the stakeholders involved (e.g., manager, supervisors, workers, worker representatives, suppliers, etc.).
  • What relevant laws, regulations, codes, or standards may apply in your jurisdiction, as well as organizational policies and procedures.
Topic starter Posted : 06/02/2023 2:33 am
New Member
You can do it yourself or appoint a competent person to help you.
  1. Identify hazards.
  2. Assess the risks.
  3. Control the risks.
  4. Record your findings.
  5. Review the controls.
Posted : 19/02/2023 2:13 pm
New Member

Here's another guide:

  • Identifying potential hazards
  • Identifying who might be harmed by those hazards
  • Evaluating risk (severity and likelihood) and establishing suitable precautions
  • Implementing controls and recording your findings
  • Reviewing your assessment and re-assessing if necessary.


Posted : 13/03/2023 4:17 pm
New Member

Such a great discussion 

Posted : 23/03/2023 7:33 am
New Member

Set Objectives

First, the team members must review business or project objectives, whether the goal is a product development project or an initiative to develop third-party business partnerships. The risk management process must align with current and future goals by starting with business objectives.

Risk Identification

The second step is to review digital assets such as systems, networks, software, devices, vendors, and data. Cataloging these assets allows the key stakeholders to brainstorm and identify risks corresponding to each.

A risk can be a positive or negative condition with financial, operational, or reputational consequences. Each identified risk is recorded in a risk register.

Risk Assessment

After risk identification, the risk management team assesses the known risks. For example, you might find that positive risks, such as early product delivery, lead to adverse risks, such as a customer’s inability to meet a payment schedule. So, again, the project team will brainstorm to analyze potential impacts.

Risk Analysis

For each risk identified and assessed, the project team must look at the likelihood of the risk and then estimate its potential impact. This activity will help the team prioritize the risk events requiring the most attention and robust mitigation strategies.

A risk assessment matrix is often used to visualize the potential impacts. Measure the likelihood from low to high on one axis and the severity from low to high on the other axis. Risk events in the upper right quadrant should be prioritized first because they have a high probability and the worst severity.

Determine Risk Tolerance

Knowing an organization’s risk tolerance aids in its risk management plan and influences how resources are invested in managing risks. For example, if an organization’s risk tolerance is low, it will invest more heavily in information security controls to protect sensitive and confidential data.

Create Risk Mitigation Strategies

The project team will design the risk mitigation strategies for the risks it decides to transfer, mitigate, or avoid. Therefore, this section should include mitigation actions, dependencies, risk response, and contingency plans.

Risk monitoring activities should also be designed in this phase so the project team can determine if prevention and mitigation actions are working as expected.

Posted : 01/05/2023 4:00 pm
New Member

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate it...

Topic starter Posted : 03/08/2023 4:23 pm
New Member

Here are Common Mistakes to Avoid in Risk Assessment

  1. Failing to Identify All Potential Hazards
  2. Underestimating the Likelihood or Severity of Harm
  3. Failing to Implement Appropriate Controls
  4. Failing to Review and Update Assessments Regularly
  5. Examples of Common Mistake
  6. Techniques for Avoiding Common Mistakes
Posted : 12/08/2023 2:18 pm
New Member
Follow these steps to create a risk management plan that's tailored for your business.
  1. Identify risks. What are the risks to your business?
  2. Assess the risks.
  3. Minimize or eliminate risks.
  4. Assign responsibility for tasks.
  5. Develop contingency plans.
  6. Communicate the plan and train your staff.
  7. Monitor for new risks.
Posted : 06/09/2023 5:13 am
New Member
  1. Identify risks. 
  2. Assess risks.
  3. Assess speed of risk.
  4. Identify and assess controls.
  5. Develop an action plan.
  6. Monitor progress.
Posted : 06/09/2023 5:18 am